gives A Thin Porridge 5 stars

Not to be dramatic … but I was fairly dumbfounded when I finally had the nerve to open the email regarding review of my historical fiction novel A Thin Porridge from yesterday.

Actually, it was the wife who opened the email.

I saw it come in around 9:30 a.m. but ignored it all day because I was too scared to see what it might say.

You work on a thing for nearly six years. So much work. And you think it’s good and you hope folks will agree.

But, you know how it goes. Not everyone sees the things you produce with the same eyes.

My thought was I’d be ecstatic to receive four stars but that I’d probably get three. Not for any reason other than I’m perpetually convinced things are going to turn out mediocre at best.

So, after dinner, when the wife said “Oh my god” and I said “What?! What?!” and she told me I received five stars and some seriously high praise, I really didn’t know what to say. I guess I still don’t.

So, all I’ll say about it is it feels nice. Really nice.

Check out the review, if you’re into that sort of thing, here:

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